In a bid to further streamline its finance function, Cleartrip, travel platform in India and the Middle East, has appointed Pradeep Sriram as its Vice President of Finance.
At Cleartrip, he will oversee financial accounting and controllership, business finance, direct and indirect taxation, accounts receivables and payables, and risk, fraud and controls management. Pradeep brings to the table, over fifteen years of rich experience from high-growth, global enterprises including Wipro and Amazon. He has held several leadership positions wherein he managed finance, technology and quality projects across organizations.
Pradeep moves to Cleartrip from budget hotel chain Treebo, where he handled the core finance, admin and legal departments. He has also worked as a part of the global account receivables and payroll teams at Amazon. Prior to Amazon, Pradeep worked as the CFO of an INR 3500+crore business unit at Wipro limited.
Speaking on the appointment, Indroneel Dutt, CFO, Cleartrip said, “We are pleased to bring aboard an industry veteran such as Pradeep to our finance division. Currently, Cleartrip is witnessing explosive growth and it is key to streamline finances to ensure that this growth is sustainable in the long run. At this juncture of accelerated expansion in terms of geographies and services, finance decisions become of the utmost importance. Pradeep’s experience will further boost the finance function and ensure that our financial structure and procedures are in line with our growth trajectory. We are excited to tread forth on our growth journey with his unique capabilities in our arsenal.”
Pradeep Sriram said, “My mandate is to build the company’s existing, strong finance team, and take it to the next level by implementing best-in-class financial accounting and reporting practices. I also plan to streamline core financial processes by blending technology, automation and six sigma practices to deliver strong process efficiencies, implement robust risk mitigation and risk management measures/controls, and provide strong business partnering and operational support to business teams to catalyze growth in a vibrant and rapidly growing online travel ecosystem.”